HIST 2680 The United States in the 1960s and 1970s (also AMST 2682) (HNA)
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:40-10:55 (online)
Professor Julily Kohler-Hausmann
This lecture course explores the dramatic cultural, economic, and social upheavals in U.S. society during the 1960s and 1970s. It will primarily focus on the dynamic interactions between formal politics, the state, the economy, and the era’s mass movements on the right and the left. Among other things, we will explore the history and legacy of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, the Vietnam War, deindustrialization, “white flight,” the War on Poverty, the War on Crime, Watergate, the “rise of the right,” and women’s changing roles.